The Housing Sector and the Social and Solidarity Economy

Abstract - EN

This entry explains the contribution of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) to ensuring affordable and decent housing for all, a topic that has attracted increasing attention on a global scale particularly since the outburst of the COVID 19 pandemic. The entry introduces diverse forms of SSE organizations and enterprises (SSEOEs) in the housing sector and their diverse ways to contribute – in partnership with the public sector and sometimes together with third parties – to building, renovating and in general making available affordable housing solutions for all, including those on low incomes and particularly vulnerable groups. It reflects on the mission and added value of SEEOEs in the housing sector and introduces examples of good practices as well as potential areas of innovation.